Resound – “I Will Always Love You”

Today, on what would have been Whitney Houston’s 55th birthday, Resound release their a cappella take on “I Will Always Love You.” A seemingly effortless exploration of unison and harmony and a fresh take on an absolute classic song, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts in that distinct Resound way.

“To sing a fresh version of ‘I Will Always Love You’ is, to put it bluntly, an almost impossible task,” producer Matthew E. White says. “A song made famous twice by two of America’s greatest female icons, it has topped the charts four times in four different decades. Cutting across time, genres, and cultures, it is as ubiquitous a song as the first century of recorded music has given.”

White continues:

“That said, Resound being Resound, I’m not sure they had any of this in mind when they decided to sing it. They are, seemingly without knowing it, one of the most stunning a cappella trios of our time. Their casualness (millions of YouTube views of Resound, filmed by an iPhone, sitting on their couch, knocking out one a cappella arrangement after another are a revelation) is a thin disguise for their effortlessness and, as in all crafts, it is this pure effortlessness that captures the imagination most. Despite the looming shadow of a song that is a pure definition of Popular music, Resound manages – quite easily – to outpace its shade. They have taken something we all know inside and out and have found a new side of its shape.”

Resound say about the song and their interpretation of it:

“We’ve always been huge Whitney fans. The way that she captured so much musicality and emotion in this one song has made it timeless. It felt like a no brainer for us to try to recapture that same feeling in our own way. We hope that it moves others just like it moved us years ago.”

Resound – “I Will Always Love You” (SB009)
DIG | 08.09.2018
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August 9, 2018

Introducing Sleepwalkers – “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You”

Spacebomb is proud to announce its newest signing, Sleepwalkers. Today, Sleepwalkers present two new songs, “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You,” complete with music videos for each.

Sleepwalkers deliver a parallel aural experience, shifting narratives populated by heroes and villains, lost love and love found, neon landscapes and windswept skyscrapers. The follow-up to Sleepwalkers’ ‘60s fanstasia, cult-favorite debut, Greenwood Shade (2014), “Wake Up” and “Reasons To Give Up In You” feel equally effortless, backed by the band’s facility with the structures and language of pop music. These specific references, from Whitney Houston to Thin Lizzy, come so furiously fast and from so many different angles–production, singing, writing, arrangement, engineering–that the songs are never weighed down or overshadowed by their inspirations. An aesthetic based primarily on exhilaration.

Sometimes when you let go of a dream, it comes back to you, and you realize that you weren’t ready for it before. It is significant that Spacebomb, a label built on production and musicianship is releasing a record they have no direct hand in making. No need to improve on this maximalist pop masterpiece. In the Yorks and De Jong, the label recognized peers, with a unique process of their own, an equal love and knowledge of recording history, appreciation for all those high-watermarks across genre, an astonishing live band possessing a sound both stadium-filling and soul-nourishing, proven over tours supporting J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Lumineers, and The Shins. Fantastic natural songwriting, personal experience amplified to a broad lyricism, uncompromising sincerity and uncompromising commitment to ‘having a fine evening,’ all of it steeped in the vernacular culture of Richmond. Cue the theme song, play the montage. Sleepwalkers is the story of some hard-working boys, whose talent and love of music sustained them, whose belief in each other carried them through. READ MORE

Sleepwalkers – “Wake Up” & “Reasons To Give Up In You”
DIG | 07.13.2018
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July 13, 2018

Jackie Cohen – “Maddy”

Jackie Cohen has released a new video for “Maddy” today, directed by and starring herself and filmed in Los Angeles. “My aim for this video was to make it myself for no money and I truly believe I achieved that,” Jackie says about the video. “When I first set up the tripod I was like COOL this is gonna be like some Miranda July shit but the feedback so far has been more like Harmony Korine meets Aicha.”

“Maddy” is from Jackie Cohen’s debut EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues, out now.

Catch Jackie Cohen on tour:

Jul 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Jul 17 – St. Louis, MO – Kranzberg Arts Center
Jul 18 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
Jul 19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Jul 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Jul 21 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
Jul 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi *
Jul 25 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
Jul 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Jul 27 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
Jul 28 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
Jul 30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
Jul 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Aug 1 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall *
Aug 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Aug 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
Aug 4 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot *

* supporting Alex Cameron
# with Rubber Band Gun and Emily Panic

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues (SB015)
DIG | 06.29.2018
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July 11, 2018

Jackie Cohen’s Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues, out now!

Jackie Cohen has released her debut EP, Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues. The four tracks have already gotten the attention of The Line of Best Fit, who calls Jackie “utterly spellbinding” and “a colossal new talent to keep an eye on,” and BBC Radio 6 Music.

Chillin’ in her tower like a doomed princess, over-feeler supreme Jackie Cohen has two options: she can either stress-vomit herself into the great beyond, or she can present her debut EP. Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got the Blues is her first collection of NYC English Department anti-folk songs, full of piquant poetry set to curious nods to classic and country pop and rock. READ MORE

Jackie Cohen on tour
Jul 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Jul 17 – St. Louis, MO – Kranzberg Arts Center
Jul 18 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
Jul 19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Jul 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
Jul 21 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
Jul 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi *
Jul 25 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *
Jul 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Jul 27 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle *
Jul 28 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
Jul 30 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery *
Jul 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Aug 1 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall *
Aug 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Aug 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
Aug 4 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot *

* supporting Alex Cameron
# with Rubber Band Gun and Emily Panic

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues (SB015)
DIG | 06.29.2018
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June 29, 2018

Library Music II: Temple of Engine Room

Spacebomb House Band – Library Music II: Temple of Engine Room (SB016)
TAPE/DIG | 06.22.2018
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